Grateful Dead Live at Reunion Arena on 1988-10-21
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|Let The Good Times Roll ->|
|Feel Like A Stranger ->|
|Believe It Or Not ->|
|Stuck In Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again|
|Dupree's Diamond Blues|
|Happy Birthday Tuning ->|
|Wang Dang Doodle|
|Victim Or The Crime ->|
|Man Smart, Woman Smarter ->|
|I Will Take You Home ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|All Along The Watchtower ->|
|Stella Blue ->|
SBD -> Dat; Transfer Info:Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC); Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2005-09-20 12:15:55
- Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> FLAC (First 3 songs patched from different sbd)
- Dallas, TX
- SBD -> Dat
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Reunion Arena
Subject: Give this one a whirl!
The first half of the second set is alright, but I don't think it's the highlight by any means. Victim gets good and murky, but at this point in the year they were clearly still working on Foolish Heart. The second half of the second set is a lot more impressive. Brent nails his number, they roll Stella Blue around beautifully, and Brokedown Palace is a fitting encore to close out what would be the Grateful Dead's last performance in Texas. The mix is excellent - there's not as many soundboards of 1988 as we'd all like, and many of the ones we do have are subpar in comparison to years like '89 or '90. There's a little hiss in the opening song, but overall this SBD of Dallas '88 is clean and really well-balanced. I'd like to give this one 5 stars, but Weir skuffs a few lyrics and there are a couple jams that sort of loiter around without anyone taking the risks that so often help these songs reach the next level. I give it a 4.4 out of 5. Brent must've had a fun birthday performing a solid tour closer with the guys! This one is well worth a couple hours of your time.
Subject: Happy Bday Brent
Subject: Odd, relaxed little show.
Noteworthy things: Bobby's bizarre MIDI guitar sounds through the first 2/3rds of "Dupree's", which eventually yield to conventional guitar for the final part of the song.
(Despite common misconceptions, there was definitely MIDI guitar before its official supposed debut on 4/17/89, but it was Bobby with the MIDI, not both guitarists)
The 1st set "Believe It or Not". A relatively rare 1988 "Wang Dang Doodle".
The demented "Happy Birthday" ... aaaaand .... not much else.
Subject: Believe it or Not
Subject: My first show
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: so much fun
Many memorable moments, like arguing in the van whether we could have open beer in the vehicle, so to settle the question we pulled up and asked a drunk sitting on the curb outside the bar. "He man, is it like, cool to have open beer in the car in Texas?" He assured us it was fine.
The show itself was sweet. Dancing a two step with a guy and his wife next to us. Lots of smiles!
thanks for letting this out to the world!
Subject: To show that I love you...
Subject: Nice show overall....
Anyway, very nice show overall from a high point in the bands long career. "Believe it or Not" is a gem IMHO, and shouldve stayed in the repertoire.
Sure, its simple musically, but so is "Standing on the Moon" and many other Jerry ballads.
And finally, I must say that I liked "Wang" and "Victim" to open set II, and the rest of the set also has a nice groove to it and plenty of tempo changes to keep you on your feet. Tight playing from the boys all night. 4 star setlist, 4 star sound, 4 star performance.
Subject: My First Show
Subject: GD Hour
Subject: Dead do Dallas
1st Set: A chilled out pokey "LTGTR" opens up the final evening of Fall '88. The rhythm's kosher on "Stranger" but there's not much fire behind the performance. The lyrical presnetation of "Franklin's" is too passive for my liking - words are forgotten and Bobby still doesn't get that there is no chorus after 'let the music play' Bobby's got a good voice on "Walkin" but it's all still too innocuous. Kinda cool metpahor I'm thinkin of... a wheel/wrench haning by a string off an offroading car... however the bumps in this version aren't nearly that fun. Let's face it, "Believe" is too bland musically to be a survivor. "Memphis Blues" is fine but a bit too loose...the song discusses individual ennui and therefore it should be played with rigidity and tightness. Jerry's so funny... hearing savor reciting the words 'sweet sweet...jelly's so good' so much depth to his well of feeling. The version's standard. Alright, Mr. "Jack." Phil's pitter-pat keeps the version alive through the dull moments in the 3's but everyone comes alive 4 and beyond. Nice but not an all-timer.
2nd Set: The first note out of Phil's instrument during the tune-up is the first note of "Dark..." yea yea yea, we've still got about a year til that one is allwoed to take flight again. Anyways, a morbid "Happy Birthday" is offered the youngster...a whopping 36 today. "Happy Birthday Brentski." Welcome back Mr. "Wang" It's not as slinky as some of the best versions but I like how acquainted Bobby is with the tune. He snarls it with an undeniable strength. Hmmm...I thought they would continue with a partying tune like 'China,' but instead Bobby chooses to infuse our bones with his most deliberately evil tune, "Victim." It's a fair run through but filled with plenty of sound effects from Brent. Seemingly, it cannot be played unless "Foolish" follows. Unfortunately, Jerry's barely a vocal presence, the words are in his mind, he just can't project. Gotta dig when Brent uses the harpsichord (around 6:00) The song appears to wind down around 8:00 but Jerry and the percussionists stretch it out and manage to get through the final verse. The past couple of shows reviewed should convey that Jerry is not at the top of his game. Moving on, "Man Smart" lacks fire, too tame and lethargic the light, uptempo drumming at 6:30. "Drums/Space" pass without novelty though the latter involved some hyper twirling from myself. Brent gets the chance to sing his reassuring lullabye "Take You Home." It's better than the last time I heard it. Then comes the riff and a pretty good version of "GDTRFB." It definitely gets those feet swinging setting up the Phillerific "Watchtower" that follows. Everything comes together in this liltingly lovely "Stella." An infectious but choppy "Sugar" closes out the show. Sirens and loud cheers await their re-entrance...
Fittingly, the tour ends with a fine "Breakdown."
Subject: Another Solid Show
Nice beats, enjoy listening to it.
Subject: Dead Dallas
Nice to see my run with Jerry end with a Sugar Mag and Brokedown Palace.
Can anyone help with exactly how I would go about downloading this show?or is my question is what all the fuss is about?
But one hell of a hiss on those first three tunes
One hell of a Jack Straw.
Subject: very nice
Subject: nice upgrade